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The tempest

The tempest

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, author; Butler, Martin, 1956- editor

Performed variously as escapist fantasy, celebratory fiction, and political allegory, 'The Tempest' is one of the plays in which William Shakespeare's genius as a poetic dramatist found its fullest expression. This 'Penguin Shakespeare' edition is edited with an introduction by Martin Butler

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Penguin Classics, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: William Shakespeare ; edited with an introduction by Martin Butler
ISBN: 014139630X, 9780141396309
Physical Description: 240 pages ; 20 cm.
Series: Penguin Shakespeare
Subject: Fathers and daughters Drama.; Literature.; Magicians Drama.; Political refugees Drama.; Shipwreck victims Drama.
Series Title: Penguin Shakespeare.

Author note

William Shakespeare was born in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon and died in 1616. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Martin Butler is Professor of English Renaissance Drama at the University of Leeds.